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Are you a student? Do you think working for Google is a great way to spend your summer? Want to get paid to code in popular open source projects? Google's Summer of Code (GSoC) program could be for ...

Are you a student? Do you think working for Google is a great way to spend your summer? Want to get paid to code in popular open source projects? Google's Summer of Code (GSoC) program could be for you.



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  • Your GSOC 2012 Checklistpresentation available at:
  • Overview● Background● Checklist● Questions
  • Background View slide
  • What is Google Summer ofCode?A way to contribute to Free Software:● Free Software Projects apply to participate● Free Software Projects provide mentors● GSOC Students are hired by the Projects● Code for the Summer View slide
  • What types of projects?Desktop Operating SystemsWeb ApplicationsContent Management SystemsFoundations (e.g. Connexions, SunlightFoundation)
  • How many participants? last year 175 organizations participated (some organizations will hire multiple students) 1115 Students* participated. *1 Student from the Caribbean Participated
  • Why do GSOC?ExperienceLearningPerspectiveStipend
  • Not all projects are EqualTIPS:● Look for Newbie Friendly projects● If it requires a skill that less persons know (and you know it) It might be a good idea● If you have been contributing to a project already see if they will be participating● Find ways to contribute to open source projects
  • GSOC 2012 TimelineFeb 7 - Mar 9 - Organizations ApplyMar 16 - Accepted OrganizationsAnnouncedMar 17 - Would be students begindiscussions with OrganizationsMar 26 - Apr 6 - Students submitapplicationsApril 20 - Mentors and Students MatchedApril 25 - Students AnnouncedMay 21 - Begin Code!July 13 - Midterm EvaluationAug 20 - Pencils Down view GSOC2012 calendar
  • What did I do?I worked on the Rhaptos ProjectRhaptos is the project that powers ○ a place to view and share user contributed educational material. ○ collaborative edu development ■ modules ■ courses ■ books
  • What did I do?I worked on the Rhaptos Project Psychic Currency: Tricking out Author Profiles, Content Widget for showing off content, Enhanced Impact Metrics
  • What did I do?I worked on the Rhaptos ProjectAuthor Profile Widget(see screencast:
  • What I did ... contdHere are some of my notes: at least 2 weeks just figuring things outSpent another 2 weeks barking up the wrongtree
  • What I learntXSLTJSONPEXTJSOther technologies that I used:JQueryJSONPythonPlone
  • Checklist
  • Checklist● Prerequisites● Skill and Interest Inventory● Keep a Blog● Open Source Contribution● Identify a project (or two)● Speak to project persons early● Apply early
  • PrerequisitesWhat you need to sign upYou need to be a student (BSc., Masters, PHd(not sure about diploma))18 years or olderYou dont need to be a computer sciencestudentread all the prerequisites at the GSOC site
  • Skill and inventory listList of what you likeand are good Javascript, Jquery,CSS, Python, PloneYou can use this whentrying to match yourselfto a project.
  • BlogKeeping a blog helps to let people know whatyoure interested in.
  • Open Source ContributionParticipation in the Open Source Community● Bug reports● Documentation● Sample Code (from anywhere, if its useful open source it, share a snippet on your blog)● Code Contributions ○ bug fixes ○ enhancements
  • Open Source Contribution:How to get involved withPlone1. Join the website (get a user account)2. Chat in IRC ( Use Plone, Learn Plone (try it out, ask questions)4. Submit Bugs via http://dev.plone.org5. Write some code (join Plone Tune-up Days)*6. Read Planet Plone and the Mailing lists.
  • Identify a Project (or two)● Browse the projects (filter based on your skill and interest)● Select a few and begin to discuss with persons from the project● If you have an idea, also speak to persons in the project● You will need to write a separate application for each project that captures your interest.
  • Identify a Project (or two):GSOC 2012 Plone IdeasYou can get lots more by chatting in IRC● Collective Theme manager● Improve Zopeskel/Dexterity (code generation and development)● Roundtrip style development for DexterityPersonal Ideas:● A Drag and Drop form builder for YAFOWIL● Placeholder Theming System (end ofpresentation has a list of ways Plone could be improved)
  • Speak to Project PersonsEarly● If possible, speak to your potential mentor(s)● Speak to users of the software about your idea
  • Apply Earlyeach project may have variations to theapplication proces... KEEP IN TOUCH withthem● Start filling out the application online (even before you have all your info, the form stays open until the deadline)● Read and re-read the projects specific requirements● Take time to prepare for interviews
  • Questions?